Smithsonian Magazine reveal 2015 photo contest finalists
The art of photography in focus
For its 12th annual photo contest, Smithsonian Magazine had the hard task of judging over 26,000 entries taken by photographers from 93 different countries, to whittle down a list of just 60 finalists.
The publication's photo editors selected ten finalists per category — Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile, and now the magazine's readers can declare the 'Reader's Choice' winner, who will recieve a $500 cash prize and be announced alongside our 'Grand Prize' and category winners on March 31.
Discover some of the beautiful entries below: